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Dead Man Down feels like something Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional) would have directed back in the mid-'90s, though the look is more modernized with a polished sheen and a penchant for slow-mo explosions and blue filters, which cinematographer Paul Cameron (Man on a Ledge, Total Recall) seems to excel in as of late. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) does manage to cut the expository moments to a minimum, allowing the film to rise above what could have easily become a direct-to-video feature and turns it into something I don't mind recommending you give a chance. Written by "Fringe" writer J.H. Wyman, at its heart Dead Man Down is a revenge feature as Victor (Colin Farrell), a Hungarian immigrant, has devised a plan to get back at the crime lord (Terrence Howard) responsible for the »

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